Several injured in Spain car-bomb attack (Lead)

October 30th, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Pamplona, Oct 30 (DPA) Several people were injured Thursday in a car-bomb attack in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, local authorities reported.A vehicle exploded in a car park in the grounds of the University of Navarra in Pamplona, capital of the Navarra province that borders the separatist Basque region. Witnesses said several vehicles were set on fire by the explosion, and nearby buildings were substantially damaged.

State-owned radio station RNE reported that the injured mostly suffered from lacerations caused by flying shards of glass. Police evacuated university buildings and cordoned the area off.

Spanish police Tuesday arrested four individuals in Pamplona, who were suspected of belonging to the underground Basque separatist group ETA, and were thought to be planning an attack in the region.

ETA is listed as a terrorist organisation by the European Union (EU) and the US.

Bomb and arson attacks, believed to be the work of ETA, damaged two train stations in Spain’s Basque country Saturday, without causing injuries.

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